1 the faculty and students of a school specializing in one of the fine arts
2 a schoolhouse with special facilities for fine arts [syn: conservatoire]
Conservatory may refer to the following:
- College or university school of music or a school devoted to other arts such as film (American Film Institute Conservatory)
- Conservatory (greenhouse), a large greenhouse where plants are cultivated
- The Conservatory, a defunct shopping mall in Downtown Minneapolis, which opened in 1987 and was shuttered in 1998, torn down shortly thereafter.
Famous conservatories include:
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